After another excruciating extra innings game, which the Dodgers won last night on a Cody Bellinger home run, both the Dodgers and the Brewers were hoping for something different under the afternoon sun today. Nobody had any idea what the baseball gods had in store for them today.
The game didn't Chris HatcherChris Taylormilwaukee BrewersRich Hill Read More
On Tuesday afternoon the Dodgers announced that they have optioned left hander Adam Liberatore and right handed middle man Josh Fields to the minors, These moves have basically finalized their opening day pitching staff. This means that Luis Avilan and Grant Dayton will serve as the two primary left handed relievers, so Adam LiberatoreAlex WoodBrandon McCarthyChris HatcherClayton Kershawjosh fieldsLos Angeles Dodgers Read More
The Dodgers outslugged the White Sox 13-7 at Camelback Ranch on Saturday afternoon. The boys in blue hit four home runs and Kenta Maeda tossed 4.1 innings of one-run ball. The Dodgers scored four runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to take a 10-1 lead. They Andre EthierChris HatcherCorey SeagerKenta MaedaLos Angeles DodgersRob Segedin Read More
Nobody likes to be negative, but as a writer I have the responsibility to bring all of you the truth, no matter how non-positive that may be. One undeniable truth is that every season there are several players in spring training and during the regular season that make the Dodger Brandon McCarthyChris HatcherChris TaylorFeaturedKike HernandezLos Angeles Dodgers Read More
The Dodgers showed some touching tenderness to three non-tender candidates on Friday morning. The club announced they have signed contract extensions with outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke, infielder Charlie Culberson and right handed pitcher Chris Hatcher.
Van Slyke had an injury riddled 2016, appearing in only 52 games and garnering just Charlie CulbersonChris HatcherLos Angeles DodgersScott Van Slyke Read More
The Dodgers made a big turnaround during the last two months of the first half of the 2016 season. The boys in blue finished the first half with a 51-40 record, 11 games above .500. The Dodgers had two 6 game winning streaks and have won 7 of their last Adam LiberatoreCasey FienChris HatcherJ.P. HowellJoe BlantonKenley JansenLos Angeles DodgersLouis ColemanPedro BaezYimi Garcia Read More
Today's afternoon rubber match between the Dodgers and the Orioles lasted 5 hours, 26 minutes, it broke the record for strike outs in a game at Dodger Stadium, saw career highs for two Dodgers, went so long that I had to miss the final three innings, sent manager Dave Roberts Bud NorrisChase UtleyChris HatcherCorey Seager Read More
Tonight the Dodgers opened a four-game series at PNC Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nick Tepesch got his first start as a Dodger.
SPOILER ALERT: He was terrible!
Tepesch gave up three consecutive hits. Toss in Yasiel Puig missing the cut-off man (again) and you get the Pirates up 2-0.
In Chris HatcherNick TepeschYasiel Puig Read More
The Dodgers wrapped up their series north of the Canadian border and also wrapped up their all turf trip in grand style with a 4-2 win over Toronto. Today is mother’s day and what better gift to give Mom than a neat little Dodger victory all shiny and glimmering. Try Adrian GonzalezCarl CrawfordChase UtleyChris HatcherHowie KendrickKenley JansenLos Angeles DodgersMarco EstradaPedro BaezRoss StriplingScott KazmirTrayce ThompsonYasiel PuigYasmani Grandal Read More
The Dodger’s losing streak has now reached five games and we’re beginning to enter defcon 5. Last night's pathetic performance was just another pathetic performance in a long line of pathetic performances. The club scored one run and the bullpen imploded again in the late innings. Even the most ardent brain trust Carl CrawfordChris HatcherColin ReaCorey SeagerHowie KendrickJoc PedersonJoe BlantonJustin TurnerLos Angeles DodgersRoss StripliYasiel PuigYasmani Grandal Read More
“It’s still early”
“The guys need time to gel”
“Give them some time, they’ll figure it out”
“Spending money on relief pitchers is stupid”
“The Dodgers have to cut payroll”
“It’s Rick Honeycutt’s fault”
“It’s Dave Robert’s fault”
“These guys have loads of potential”
“They’re good pitchers, they’re just struggling right now”
“Games in April aren’t as important as A.J. EllisAdrian GonzalezChris HatcherCorey SeagerHowie KendrickJustin TurnerKenta MaedaKike HernandezLos Angeles DodgersLouis ColemanPatrick CorbinPaul GoldschmidtPedro BaezTrayce ThompsonYasiel Puig Read More
This latest series loss to the Giants has greatly exposed the Dodger’s primary weakness. That weakness is middle relief. I am specifically referring to the lack of a long man in the bullpen. The Dodgers lost to the Giants by a score of 9-6 on Sunday afternoon, losing the series Chris HatcherJ.P. HowellJoe BlantonKenley JansenLos Angeles DodgersLouis ColemanPedro BaezYimi Garcia Read More
While the Dodgers are attempting for a series split in San Francisco, I’ll give you guys an update on some of the injuries. It looks like Scott Van Slyke and Chris Hatcher are both available but limited after their recent injuries. Van Slyke can pinch-hit and doesn’t look like he Charlie CulbersonChris HatcherHowie KendrickLos Angeles DodgersScott Van SlykeYasmani Grandal Read More
Notice how I used the term bullpen in parenthesis, because those collection of bums do not assemble a bullpen. The Dodgers suffered another painful loss at the hands of the Giants on Friday evening by a score of 3-2. The front office and Dave Roberts joined forces to not only steal Adrian GonzalezChase UtleyChris HatcherCorey SeagerDave RobertsJoe BlantonJustin TurnerLos Angeles DodgersMatt CainRoss StriplingScott Van SlykeYasiel Puig Read More
There’s been a lot of talk about whether the Dodgers should extend closer Kenley Jansen after a recent article from Ken Gurnick reported that there were no extension talks between Jansen and the Dodgers. The club and Kenley just recently settled on a 10.6 million dollar salary for Kenley for both sides to Chris HatcherKenley JansenLos Angeles DodgersYimi Garcia Read More
The dictionary defines a bridge as something that is intended to reconcile or form a connection between two things. The Dodgers are looking to build one of those things inside their own bullpen in 2016. How do the Dodgers build a bridge to closer Kenley Jansen? Dodger’s fans have been Chris HatcherJ.P. HowellKenley JansenLos Angeles DodgersYimi Garcia Read More